Monday, May 15, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXVIII- THE TIDE IS HIGH. Continues: tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
The Tide Is High
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Blondie scored a 3rd #1 single in America with the 1980 single "The Tide Is High". The pop/ reggae feel continued the group's tradition of merging various musical genres. It was the lead single from the band's 'Autoamerican' album. 
The original version of the song was released by Jamaican group The Paragons. Lead singer John Holt penned the tune. It was issued as a single in 1966 and included on the band's album 'On The Beach'.
The Tide Is High - Stereo Version - The Paragons

Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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